GENETIC COUNSELOR - Heart Vascular

Employer
Yale New Haven Hospital
Location
New Haven
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 03, 2018
Closes
Mar 31, 2018
Role
Research
Industry
Education
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Overview
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion-must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The Yale Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy program is seeking a qualified Genetic Counselor interested in working in program that includes a physician leader specializing in cardiomyopathies that have a hereditary component. The mission of the program is to provide outstanding integrated patient care while keeping the academic commitment to teaching and performing research in different aspects of inherited and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy genetics.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities
  • 1. Obtain and assess patient and family medical and psychosocial histories.
  • 2. Provide patient education, psychosocial counseling, coordinate testing, facilitate decision-making, and make referrals as necessary.
  • 3. Discuss results of diagnostic tests with program team to determine direction of counseling plans.
  • 4. Participate in weekly multidisciplinary case conference.
  • 5. Collaborate with the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Physician Leader to coordinate services.
  • 6. Develop written reports on personal and family medical histories and test results.
  • 7. May serve as a Lead Genetic Counselor to an assigned clinic for high risk patients.
  • 8. Participate in institution-wide educational activities as appropriate to role.
  • 9. Opportunities for involvement in research, teaching, and community outreach.
  • 10. Travel to outreach clinics may be required.
  • 11. May perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
EDUCATION

Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling or Human Genetics from an ACGC Accredited Program.

EXPERIENCE

One year of experience as a genetic counselor preferred. Research experience is a plus.

LICENSURE

Board eligibility by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) required; certification preferred. Eligible for licensure in the State of Connecticut.

SPECIAL SKILLS

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to work in a team focused approach.

Company Description:

Yale New Haven Hospital is a destination hospital for patients from around the corner, around the country, and around the world. As a Magnet-recognized*, tertiary medical center, with 1,500+ beds, we are the 4th largest hospital in the country, with two acute care campuses and three emergency departments, including a Level I trauma center. We're ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, which is a testament to the unrivaled expertise, compassion and character of our staff, and as the primary teaching facility for Yale Schools of Medicine and Nursing, we are nationally recognized for our commitment to teaching and clinical research.

Located on the Connecticut shoreline, Yale New Haven Hospital includes Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital and Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.

*Yale New Haven Hospital's York Street campus and associated ambulatory sites are Magnet-designated by the ANCC.

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